I really need and want to squelch this assumption with some clarification.

I did not say we are closing any specific parish, or that it is due to any specific parish that we are unifying the three into one Parish.

My intent, which may not have been effectively communicated, was to reiterate the dire state of our collaborative before the present pandemic, and to bring attention to the devastating effect that the pandemic will have on our economy, and by extension, our collaborative, in its current configuration.

Though specific issues of one or more parishes stood out in my presentation as areas of serious concerns, that is not to say all three of our parishes have not contributed to the need to address our current situation with immediate action. There may be obvious assumptions that can be drawn from our meeting. The next and only action item at this point is to make a decision that would yield the best long-term outlook for our Catholcis in Billerica.